Infectious mononucleosis is a viral disease characterized by fatigue associated with fever and elevated body temperature, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and sometimes jaundice. The disease most often affects young and young adults, and is transmitted by saliva, which is why it is also called kiss disease.

Incubation of infectious mononucleosis (the time from contact with the virus to the onset of disease symptoms) lasts from two to six weeks. Depending on the age, the disease can manifest itself in various severe clinical forms, from quite mild, clinically unrecognizable in the age of a small child to severe forms with high fever in adolescents and adults. Infectious mononucleosis is possible, although quite rare, in adults, even in people over the age of sixty, and is expressed by prolonged duration of fever and long-term (chronic) fatigue. Infectious mononucleosis is most often manifested only by a painless enlargement of one or a group of lymph nodes in the neck without fever, and only rarely by a clinical form marked by prolonged duration of high fever followed by exhaustion and general weakness.

Fatigue, reluctance, and headache often precede the onset of major symptoms such as fever, pharyngitis, and enlarged cervical lymph nodes. The rash is common in patients taking antibiotics, especially in those taking amoxicillin and ampicillin. The appearance of the rash is a consequence of a temporary and transient hyperallergic reaction, and not a consequence of an actual allergy to the applied antibiotics. Most patients recover completely, and in rare cases complications such as pharyngeal and tracheal obstruction, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, meningoencephalitis, splenic rupture, severe hepatitis, myocarditis, pneumonia, and chronic fatigue may occur.


- Eat healthy, fresh and predominantly plant foods
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those rich in vitamin C
- Strictly bed rest
- Stop smoking and consuming alcohol and coffee
- Pay attention to digestion and regular bowel movements
- Use artichoke and elderberry to strengthen the body
- Teas made from valerian, lemon balm, celosia, rosemary and hops
- Drink lots of grapefruit juice
- Take zinc and selenium
- Use ginseng, rosehip, rosemary, cinnamon, ashwagandha, echinacea, oats
- Strengthen the body by rubbing, massaging and washing in cold water
- Baths in alternating hot and cold water
- The new generation of yogurt has a positive effect on the intestinal flora and stimulates the production of antibodies
- Avoid activities that require more energy
- Relaxation techniques


At the first sign of symptoms or suspicion of diseases you should visit a doctor.